Older people - Keeping active and involved

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19 Eanáir 2010
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The results of Eurofound’s second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS 2007) show that older people run the risk of being socially excluded. The highest proportion of people reporting a feeling of being ‘left out of society’ is in the over-65 age bracket. Compared to yoRead more

The results of Eurofound’s second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS 2007) show that older people run the risk of being socially excluded. The highest proportion of people reporting a feeling of being ‘left out of society’ is in the over-65 age bracket. Compared to younger age groups, a much higher proportion in this group feels that ‘life has become so complicated today that I almost can’t find my way’. Feeling excluded reduces quality of life and is associated with poorer physical and mental health.

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    Older people - Keeping active and involved

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    Eurofound

    The results of Eurofound’s second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS 2007) show that older people run the risk of being socially excluded. The highest proportion of people reporting a feeling of being ‘left out of society’ is in the over-65 age bracket. Compared to younger age groups, a much higher proportion in this group feels that ‘life has become so complicated today that I almost can’t find my way’. Feeling excluded reduces quality of life and is associated with poorer physical and mental health.

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